Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Annabelle Wallis, Rashida Jones, Isla Fisher and Leslie Bibb will co-star."For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they've been playing since the first grade -- risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry, 'You're It!

That’s how much leverage the stars had at the table.

But, no matter how much more costs (the original only cost $34 million) it’s the closest thing to a guarantee there is in Hollywood. But, it has to be said, where was Justin Bartha in all this?

Within months of arriving in New York, they were teaching improv classes and putting on daring, cheaply priced live shows like "ASSSSCAT 3000," which often featured drop-ins by old Chicago friends now working on SNL or Late Night With Conan O’Brien.

Over the years, their students — who included Rob Corddry, Ed Helms, Aubrey Plaza, Paul Scheer, and Nick Kroll — would all be schooled in UCB’s highly collaborative performance method, yielding a comedic sensibility that was grounded in realism, yet amplified by absurdity.

You're just kinda churning in this broth, and it just kinda happens.

It's part of the "openness" [of improv]: You're not there because you like to follow rules and deny yourself; you're there because you say: "I don't really fit in out there. I'm gonna take some risks and I'm gonna take some chances." That doesn't keep your pants on, you know?Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis will each get million against 4% of a first dollar gross while director Todd Phillips will be paid around million against 10% of the gross.Considering the three leads of the film each got around 0,000 to make their infamous trip to Vegas, it seems like Warner Brothers knows that have a surefire hit on their hands.And for many of its young students, UCB was also like a funnier, drunker version of high school, full of make-out sessions, breakups, and the occasional ecstasy experiment.In this exclusive excerpt from the new oral history High-Status Characters: How the Upright Citizens Brigade Stormed a City, Started a Scene, and Changed Comedy Forever — which is available now for smartphones and tablets through Barnes & Noble’s Nook app (and is an expansion of a 2011 New York magazine story) — Brian Raftery chronicles the extended UCB family’s party-hearty heyday, starting at the theater’s unofficial hangout: Peter Mc Manus Café, a Chelsea-area bar that, on any given night, was filled with cops, firefighters, and improvisers.But those times all blend into one big, long 48-hour Mc Manus night. CLAIR (Best Friends Forever, Veep): Nobody had babies, and no one had to drive home, so we’d all stay there and act like assholes.